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The War of the Worlds - Study Guide Book 1: Chapter 6, The Heat-Ray in the Chobham Road Summary & Analysis

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Book 1: Chapter 6, The Heat-Ray in the Chobham Road Summary

Humans still do not know how the Martians killed people with their heat-ray. It was not a flame of fire, or light, but rather a beam of invisible heat, which shot from the weapon.

Forty people were killed by the Martian's heat-ray in the common. Word has still not reached many people past the immediate community of Woking.

Book 1: Chapter 6, The Heat-Ray in the Chobham Road Analysis

In Chapter six, the author introduces the use of flashback in the narrative order. It's use reminds the reader these events happened in the past and the author has lived through them; therefore, less suspense for the life of the author is felt than for the other characters. The author switches between narrative order flashback, and chronological order throughout the rest of the story. Flashback is...

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